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Are There Any Good Ricecakes Out There?

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I have read so many times that Quaker Ricecakes cant be trusted. I have eaten them now for over 5 years and not once been glutened. BUT, because everyone is saying not to trust Quaker, I decided to try another. I bought Lundberg and they are discusting :angry: ! I will go without before eating these. Any other good ones out there????


Deb

Long Island, NY

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Can you have corn? If you can I love the Corn Thins. They hold up so much better than a rice cracker. They are thin and crispy, perfect for lox and cream cheese!

Hez

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I have eaten too many of the Lundberg's ones. Would be great to find others, but I actually have not seen any. I stay away from corn (most of the time) so far.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I rather like the Lundberg ones (the sesami tamari are my favorite with eggs, but the honey nut are quite good with peanut butter). *shrugs* My guess is that the texture of rice cakes is liked by some, but not all. :)


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Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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I like Lundberg rice cakes. I'm not sure of any other safe brand.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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After reading the posts in here about Quaker Rice cakes I had to call them on Monday. I called the 1-800 # on the package, and they were very friendly, I asked to speak about the ingrediants, and the gal immediatly asked me if I was referring to Celiac Spru... She explained that while they do not add any gluten products, they are processed, so there is a minimal possibility of cross contamination, but unless you are extremely sensative to it.... it's a trial basis. I have so far done good. She did say that there maple syrups Ms Butterworths are safe/gluten free. I have taken the adive of another poster and decided to bring my cell phone to the store with me (Mon-Fri before 5 pm and just call the 1-800 #)

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I've been eating the Lundberg organic rice cakes for many years. I buy them by the case. Before I eat the cakes, I microwave them to get the moisture out and make them crispy.

CAUTION: The wattage of the microwave will determine how long to cook them. It might be best to experiment with the microwave first -- only cook them for 15 seconds and turn them over each time. Keep cooking them until they are the way you like them. I usually cook 1 minute on each side (in an 800 watt microwave - very old model). Be very careful because I've accidentally burnt them to ashes in the past and nearly started a fire.

I haven't tried putting them in the oven -- the same results might be had though it may take a bit longer to bake the moisture out of the cakes.

Bake several at once and store them in a plastic bag.

I use the crumbs to top off salads or veggies.

Enjoy!


akceliac

Gluten-free Casein-free since 1996

"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isa 41:13

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I've been eating the Lundberg organic rice cakes for many years. I buy them by the case. Before I eat the cakes, I microwave them to get the moisture out and make them crispy.

CAUTION: The wattage of the microwave will determine how long to cook them. It might be best to experiment with the microwave first -- only cook them for 15 seconds and turn them over each time. Keep cooking them until they are the way you like them. I usually cook 1 minute on each side (in an 800 watt microwave - very old model). Be very careful because I've accidentally burnt them to ashes in the past and nearly started a fire.

I haven't tried putting them in the oven -- the same results might be had though it may take a bit longer to bake the moisture out of the cakes.

Bake several at once and store them in a plastic bag.

I use the crumbs to top off salads or veggies.

Enjoy!

I'd never even thought about cooking them! I'll have to try that.

I think the lundberg ones are just as good as any others. I don't really eat them often, but I do try and vary how I enjoy them. I like to put different things on them. Some of my favorite things to eat on rice cakes are peanut butter (sometimes w/ thin curls of chocolate), cream cheese, jam, tuna, egg salad, and I bet melted cheese would be good too.

I will have to try using them as crutons too :)

I also really like the lundberg rice chips, just thought I'd add that if y'all haven't tried them. They're different than other chips, but way good!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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I have yet to find any rice cake that I can abide. To quote Bill Cosby when he first tried a rice cake--

"THE AIR IN MY MOUTH TASTES BETTER THAN THIS!"

:lol::P:lol:


dx by blood test and biopsy April 2006.

gluten free since, and avoiding dairy.

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Can you have corn? If you can I love the Corn Thins. They hold up so much better than a rice cracker. They are thin and crispy, perfect for lox and cream cheese!

Hez

these are my favorite :rolleyes:

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I have never tasted a rice cake, but am eating Quakers rice snacks. They're certainly different than regular chips such as fritos, cheetos or potato chips (which I also eat).

Cheddar cheese are kind of strange but not bad really, kind of addicting. Taste like cheese popcorn. They are thicker than the others. There is no wheat or oats listed. Rice flour and corn (with germ removed) are first two ingredients. There is blue cheese (cultured milk,salt,enzymes,annatto extract) and msg. At the bottom it says "contains milk and soy ingredients".

Caramel corn tastes like - caramel popcorn! They're light and crispy, just like it says. Rice, sugar and corn. Says "contains Milk and soy ingredients". No msg. They are very, very sweet!

Multigrain minis - cinnamon sugar (NEW! it says) are similar to the caramel corn but tastes like cinnamon sugar. Whole grain brown rice flour, whole grain yellow corn, whole grain oat flour, corn bran flour. These are pretty sweet but not as bad as the caramel corn. Says " contains soy ingredients".

Lots of other ingredients, I just mentioned what I thought the highlights were. best regards, lm


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I've been eating the Lundberg organic rice cakes for many years. I buy them by the case. Before I eat the cakes, I microwave them to get the moisture out and make them crispy.

Am I the only one who gets them crunchy right out of the bag? I mean "liter the carpet with rice cake crumps' crunchy. :)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Well, I have eaten Quaker Caramel Corn cakes since I went gluten-free over 5 years ago, daily. I have never been glutened. The only reason I eat them is to have something to put my peanut butter on. ;) Caramel Corn is the only one I like--I tried the white cheddar ones and threw them out--ewwwwwwww. Thes Lundberg ones are no where near the standards of Quaker. They fall apart when you try to pick them up, they crumble all over while you are eating and the taste is not appealing to me. I have been spoiled by Quaker!!!!!!! :huh: I am going back to my Quaker and taking my chances, just as we do everyday anyways.

Larry, I would be very careful with the multigrains--the oat bran could cause problems! I also very sick once on the Quaker Choc Chip Snacks, but that was because of the corn and soy, I think and I only ate 3 or 4 of them! As for the corn products--I can't eat anything that is made with only corn--the little bit in the caramel corn cakes does not seem to effect me, yet I can not eat corn chips of any kind.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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I bought Lundberg and they are disgusting :angry: !

My feelings, exactly. I'll do without rice cakes. I really only like the flavored ones, and since corn is an issue, that eliminates those.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

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colonoscopy, upper GI
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positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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Am I the only one who gets them crunchy right out of the bag? I mean "liter the carpet with rice cake crumps' crunchy. :)

Me too.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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I'm sorry :unsure: It's true, there are those of you out there who like Lundberg or they wouldn't still be on the market. Kev says that maybe the ones I bought are outdated. We can't find an expiration date anywhere on the package. They taste like very stale, tough popcorn, so, maybe he is correct, they are old. Yet, I am the type that takes a long time to give a food another chance once I am disappointed by it.

I am sticking with my Quaker Ricecakes for now, maybe I will just give them up all together.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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I'm sorry :unsure: It's true, there are those of you out there who like Lundberg or they wouldn't still be on the market. Kev says that maybe the ones I bought are outdated. We can't find an expiration date anywhere on the package. They taste like very stale, tough popcorn, so, maybe he is correct, they are old. Yet, I am the type that takes a long time to give a food another chance once I am disappointed by it.

I am sticking with my Quaker Ricecakes for now, maybe I will just give them up all together.

Yeah, if that's what they tasted like, you got old ones. And I've had a couple bags that were crumbles when I opened them, but that's the exception, rather than the rule. A store that goes through a lot of them is important, so you get fresh ones. But I can totally understand not wanting to give them another shot if you're that hesitant. (Stale rice cakes *suck*!)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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